Special Event Volunteers

Join the Fun

Are you looking for a fun opportunity to give back to your community, but have limited time available?  Join our special events volunteer program! Email volunteers@okczoo.org for more information.  


Special event volunteers assist with a variety of conservation and holiday-themed events.  They perform a variety of tasks, such as passing out candy to trick-or-treaters, giving medals to 5K runners, and assisting guests with wayfinding at evening events.


2018 Event Opportunities

*All dates and times are subject to change*




Age Requirement

Haunt the Zoo

Oct 21, 27, and 28

8:15am-12:00pm, or 11:15am-2:00pm, or 1:15-5:00pm*

*Oct. 28 only

8 years with chaperone





  • Serve at 3 special event shifts each year.  Most of these shifts are about 3-5 hours in length, including event orientation.


  • Age requirements vary by event.
  • Ability to walk or self-transport to the appropriate station.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for up to 5 hours.
  • Ability to work in reasonable weather conditions.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good oral communication skills.
  • Hand dexterity to use clicker counter, collect tickets, or distribute materials.
  • Zoo Blooms volunteers must be able to bend, stoop, and kneel to plant bulbs.

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